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Published 1969
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Transcript of a 23-hour interview completed under the auspices of the UCLA Dept. of Theater Arts; the UCLA Oral History Program provided technical advice

Appendices include an excerpt from the script of The Grapes of wrath ([5] leaves) and a filmography ([3] leaves)

Johnson recalls his early years, his career in journalism and screenwriting, and discusses his interactions with Darryl Zanuck, Herman Mankiewicz, and others in the film industry

The Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley

Screenwriter, producer, and director

The UCLA Oral History Program : catalog of the collection / compiled by Constance S. Bullock (Los Angeles : Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles, 1982) is available in the UCLA Dept. of Special Collections

Forms part of: Oral history of the motion picture in America

Also forms part of: Oral History collection, Dept. of Special Collections, University Library, University of California, Los Angeles

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Publisher [Los Angeles] : Oral History Program, University of California, Los Angeles
Pages 1020
Possible copyright status In copyright. Digitized with permission of the Regents of the University of California.
Language English
Call number SRLF_UCLAYRLSC:LAGE-1972922
Digitizing sponsor Internet Archive
Book contributor University of California Libraries
Collection oralhist; yrlsc; cdl; americana
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Reviewer: sadoiro - favoritefavoritefavoritefavorite - April 11, 2010
Subject: A diamond in the rough
While not the flashiest, or the most lauded writer during his 40-year tenure (1930 - 1970) this man epitomizes the term Journeyman writer, and anyone wishing to be a stalwart, regularly employed writer of stories for visual media (though NJ never wrote for the tube) here's a blink back through the fog of history to the origins of the craft.

Only trouble with these recollections is that they're in a difficult to use format. Digitizing the tapes for audio download would make these interviews a staple on every writer's computer.

In any event, the tough slog of reading through poor quality PDF or ineptly scanned TXT files is still worth the effort. Miss them at your own loss.
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